UNICEF Revised Evaluation Policy Brief (2018)

UNICEF Evaluation Policy Brief

Students look at an inflatable globe, part of the educational supplies contained in a School-in-a-Box, Bangladesh


Evaluation is a core pillar supporting UNICEF’s mission to help realize the rights of every child, especially the most disadvantaged. The Evaluation Policy governs UNICEF’s evaluation function by providing a comprehensive framework for all evaluation activities undertaken by the organization. It details the purpose and rationale for the revision; outlines evaluation principles and procedures; sets out key accountabilities for the function and use of evaluations; describes contributions to system-wide evaluations and national evaluation capacity development; highlights the human and financial resource requirements and concludes with a note on the implementation, reporting and periodic review of the policy. UNICEF’s operating environment is constantly evolving. Evaluation allows the organization to respond to those changes – to learn, adapt, and improve. It supports better programme design, more timely and informed decision-making, and greater accountability.